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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
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Small lighthouse

It has a nice view of the coast (like many of the scenic overlooks). The lighthouse is closed in the winter. It's cute but nothing impressive. There's a very short trail to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has a nice view of the coast (like many of the scenic overlooks). The lighthouse is closed in the winter. It's cute but nothing impressive. There's a very short trail to octopus tree which is interesting.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Lighthouse and scenic overviews of the coast. Definitely recommend driving to see it if you are in the area. Do not forget to take the short hike to see the Octopus Tree!

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there in December, when the winds hit the coast pretty harshly. But, it was a sunny day, the top of the Lighthouse beacons you to get close and touch it (the building sits lower than the path, so it feel like you will end up on top of the tower), and the walk to the Lighthouse was fun,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here in summer. Nice place to visit especially the top of the lighthouse. Lots of history and talking about view of the Pacific ocean, this one is just amazing! I love the area, its hidden and well preserved area. However, this place can be windy at times. I recommend to visit the lighthouse in summer or early fall.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Cape Meares since I was a child, enjoying the lighthouse and panoramic views. My husband proposed to me from the overlook of Short Beach near the octopus tree years ago. Hawaii's and other tropical beaches are beautiful, but Cape Meares's wild and stormy vistas are better for this Northwesterner in my opinion. Not to be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is on a steep paved trail two tenths of a mile in length, difficult for uphill travel with walkers, canes and manual wheelchairs. The lighthouse is not visible from either handicapped-accessible platform. The Octopus tree is on a non-paved trail with exposed roots. Still, rugged &beautiful, loved whale-watching & birding.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great parking. Easy trails. The Octopus Tree is not to be missed. We have been multiple times. In January one year we saw whales from the view. Lovely place for all ages.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really great views of Three Rocks and the curving coastline. If you're visiting during the whale watching season I can see how this would be a very popular spot, but unfortunately our visit was off season. Regardless, I recommend the stroll down and around the lighthouse- and before you turn a hard left to get to the lighthouse definitely take... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had one night planned in Tillamook and ended up staying in Netarts nearby. In the morning before leaving, we stopped at a little coffee shop and learned about the Cape Meares Lighthouse. We decided to check it out before leaving the area and I'm so glad we did. This was just so good for the soul. Not a far... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were doing a lazy November coast trip to Oregon. Decided to check out the views and were amazed at this gem. A broad view of the beach southward. And the Octopus tree as well. If you are a bird lover, it is a must with it's local seabird population. Nesting populations of Auks and merlets are a few.

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